Bill Status of HB2917 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ELEC-LOCAL GOVT VOTING RIGHTS
Rep. Mike Fortner - Elizabeth Hernandez - Linda Chapa LaVia, Cynthia Soto and Will Guzzardi
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Government Voting Rights Act. Provides that neither an at-large method of election nor a district-based method of election may be imposed or applied in a manner that impairs the ability of a protected group or class to elect candidates of its choice as a result of the dilution or the abridgment of the rights of voters who are members of a protected group or class. Sets forth procedures and evidentiary burdens for proving a violation of the Act. Sets forth certain remedies for violations of the Act and provisions concerning standing and notice. Allows the recovery of attorney's fees. Contains a severability provision.